Days after a man crashed his car and died during a drag race on Lower Wacker Drive, changes are being made to try to make it impossible.
A 51-year-old man was intoxicated at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel at 71 E. Wacker Dr. when another man cut his arm with a broken bottle around 12:30 a.m., police said.
A 25-year-old woman fell to her death on Lower Wacker Drive in the Lakeshore East area early Sunday morning.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine offers a preview.
Beginning early Wednesday, crews will shift all traffic on eastbound Washington into two lanes along the north side of the street.
The outage occurred at 10:05 p.m. and affected the area between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive and between Wacker Drive and Monroe Street, ComEd spokeswoman Krissy Posey said. Approximately 1,600 customers were affected, although power was fully restored by 2:50 a.m. Thursday.
The Chicago Department of Transportation said the bridge will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m. Wednesday through the afternoon of Aug. 23.
A statue of legendary Chicago newspaper columnist Irv Kupcinet is missing from its perch on Wacker Drive, but all is well, it’s just getting some repairs.
Police sources said it appeared the woman slipped and fell into the river.
There are an estimated 116,000 homeless in Chicago. Many of them camp out beneath the city, wrapped in tattered, filthy blankets. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
A man who tried to attack two people near the Chicago Riverwalk got more than he bargained for Monday night, when one of his targets fended off his attack by slashing him with a knife.
James D. Starkey allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old man in a park in the 400 block of South Wacker Drive.
The sexual assault occurred at 10:30 p.m. in the 400 block of South Wacker Drive.
The robbery occurred about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Charter One Bank branch at 71 S. Wacker Dr.
For the second day in a row, Michigan Avenue was shut down near the bridge over the Chicago River, as police investigated a suspicious device.
A taxicab driver was hospitalized Thursday morning after the cab he was driving struck a Chicago Fire Department truck at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive.
Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein said the mile-long two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street, stretching from Wacker Drive to Polk Street, is the nation’s first protected bike lane through a central business district.
According to dispatch reports a backup generator backfired and shattered a window.
After several years of re-construction, the north-south section of upper Wacker Drive opened to traffic in downtown Chicago this morning. Lower Wacker will re-open to traffic early this afternoon.
There’s good news for downtown Chicago drivers: The lengthy Wacker Drive reconstruction project is almost finished.